New Zealand indie pop group of the Eighties and Nineties formed in Dunedin. Latterly the band is little more than a front for songwriter and main man Martin Phillipps, but the band has also included Peter Holsapple and Justin Harwood. Stand out album by a long chalk is Brave Words (Flying Nun, 1987), followed by Submarine Bells (1990), both of which should appeal to anyone who enjoys well-written, occasionally fey indie guitar pop as exemplified by The Smiths, early REM, House of Love, u.s.w..